What: The Pensacola Christmas Bird Count (CBC).
When: Saturday, December 16th
Where: Various locations in Escambia and Santa Rosa County. In our CBC we will be recording not just species but every single bird within our 15-mile diameter circle.
Hundreds of CBCs with tens of thousands of volunteer observers will be taking place all across the United States during the time frame of Dec. 14 through January 5.
This year is the 118th CBC conducted by the Audubon Society, a tradition which was started in 1900.
Every person wishing to help during the CBC is very welcome. Expertise level is not a criterion for helping as each party leader is an expert. The more eyes and ears we have, the better the results.
If you would like to help, please contact our compiler, Bill Bremser at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there.
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